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Musee Huron-Wendat

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Address: 15, Place de la Rencontre, Wendake, Quebec G0A 4V0, Canada
Phone Number:
14188472260
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The museum introduces, in a very interactive fashion, a unique collection...

The museum introduces, in a very interactive fashion, a unique collection which brings one to the heart of the Huron-Wendat culture, explores themes from the historical territories and recalls native memories and knowledge. The museum offers more than a simple visit; it introduces a bona fide cultural voyage. Apart from all the collections, one can find, in close proximity to a restores brook, outdoor theme gardens where one may discover the beauty and power of the medicinal plants.

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Quebec's indigenous past

This was our third visit to Quebec to visit relatives, but our first trip to the Wendat village. This is not where they once had their camp, it is a re-enactment in the middle of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 January 2017
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This was our third visit to Quebec to visit relatives, but our first trip to the Wendat village. This is not where they once had their camp, it is a re-enactment in the middle of tribal lands. It was very interesting. Don't miss it if you have a chance. Our guide was a lovely young woman, a member of the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Took the long tour (2,5 hours) with the museum, longhouse, church, commander's house and falls. It's definitely worth it! We learnt so much about the natives, their way of life, their beliefs, their history, and their contemporary rights within Canada. The tour was guided by a native descendant who was passionate and truly happy to share her knowledge. Could look... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We took the longer version of the guided tour (the temporary exhibition, museum, longhouse, church and falls) with Dominic(?) as our guide and were very glad we did. He was full of information and was obviously very proud of his heritage, which showed in the energy and enthusiasm he put into talking to us. There were only five on the... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A must-see! We know so little of First Nations' history. It is being told here in a very warm and inspiring way by natives. The visit of the long house is particularly enlighting.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Since we live on the east coast of the US, it is hard to learn and experience the life of the native americans/first nations of the continent. So while vacationing in Quebec City, it was a great chance to learn about these cultures. We took the extended discovery tour. Well worth the time. At first we viewed the museum, small... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the wendake site for the first time, if you are near Quebec and have extra days I recommend the short drive to wendake. The museum and site are very nice and very well kept. We had a local guide which provided lots of information. The long house is really worth a visit. There is a luxury hotel with... More 

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Sainte Agathe des Monts, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This was a frustrating visit as several people we had talked to had told us this was a must see attraction. On first arrival the building is an impressive form in its own right and the grounds are well kept, clean and the initial impressions were good. The centre doubles as a Spa/restaurant and museum of the Wendake First Nations.... More 

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Service_client-HMPN, TB at Musee Huron-Wendat, responded to this review

Kwe, First, thanks for taking time to give us your comments on your visit at our Museum. The architecture of our museum represents a smoke house. This is the reason that the architect firm did not include windows in the design of the museum. We took the opportunity of darkness bring via giant screens, the nature of some of our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly. Nice modern hotel. Super quiet. La traite restaurant was good, a bit expensive, but suited the whole family.

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Service_client-HMPN, TB at Musee Huron-Wendat, responded to this review

Kwe, Thank you for your comments, we will share them with the restaurant and hotel staff. Tiawenhk, entïio’ chia’ önenh! (Thank you, have a good day and see you soon!) More 

South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Unique opportunity to learn about the First Nations of Quebec. You will see a longue house, the museum, and the falls. Easy to buy tickets for shuttle bus and guided tour at the Visitor Center in Quebec City across from Chateau Frontenac.

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Service_client-HMPN, TB at Musee Huron-Wendat, responded to this review

Kwe, We are pleased that your visit you more. It is important to note that the shuttle is only available in high season. Tiawenhk, entïio’ chia’ önenh! (Thank you, have a good day and see you soon) More 

Chatham, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Taking a guided tour of the area ("discovery tour" ) is a must! First, book directly with the Wendake for the shuttle bus and the tour- do NOT book through Old Quebec City tours- they messed up 2 different tour reservations for our family this trip. Once on the tours, both were worthwhile, but the added aggravation and time to... More 

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Service_client-HMPN, TB at Musee Huron-Wendat, responded to this review

Kwe, We are pleased to have succeeded in finding a solution for your package reservation and that you enjoyed your visit. All our museum guides and employees are passionate about their culture and they love to share their story. We hope to see you soon again for making more discoveries in Wendake! Tiawenhk, entïio’ chia’ önenh! (Thank you, have a... More 

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